8.21.2008

Five Dollars!

I seem to be having really good luck with bargains lately, and wanted to share a few of them with you!  Five must be my lucky  number, because all of these things were $5 each!  That's barely enough to make it worthwhile to open my wallet...I should just check under the couch cushions!

This first one was a thrift store find.  It was originally red, but that's nothing a little black paint can't fix!  Definitely worth the $5 price tag.

Next we have another thrift store find that was originally marked at $10 but was 50% off.  Yippee!  It even still has the tags on it!  It's meant to be a chalkboard, but since I already have one that is basically this same shape, I don't feel obligated to use it for that.  In case you can't see (sorry about the glare!) it is a little painting of an artichoke, with the French translation underneath.

And now, yet another thrift store find!  (I have discovered the best thrift store in town, right next to the ritziest neighborhood in Denver, yay!)  This little stool was just plain wood, but a little black paint and some sanding of the edges turned it into the perfect stool for little people to reach the sink in the bathroom!  Yep...$5!

I love TJ Maxx.  Who doesn't?  My favorite thing is wandering back to the clearance section, never sure of what I'll find.  The other day it was this cute lamp, and I left the tag on just to prove that it was, indeed, $5!
Last but not least is this barn star that I hung on the back of my house by my deck.  I love that it is asymmetrical.  I found it at this place called Real Deals Home Decor, which is a new discovery for me, but check out the link because I think there are locations all over the country!  Lots of great decorating deals and clearance items!  And OK, I cannot lie, this star was $10, but 10 is a multiple of 5 and it's really cute so I thought you wouldn't mind if I broke the pattern!

So good luck finding some bargains of your own!  I can't wait to see them!


39 comments:

Christi said...

Congrats on your awesome finds! I have that exact clock in my bedroom, and I've been tired of it for awhile. Today it's getting a coat of paint!

We have RealDeals here, too (I'm in GA) and it's my fave store for bargains on home decor. Love that place.

Deb said...

You got some great items. That star is amazing. You usually don't find asymetrical stars, so it is a nice change from the norm. Congrats on your finds.

Michaela said...

You snatched up some great deals! I found a great deal at Kohls yesterday. They had diffusers (different scents), originally priced at $29.99 marked down to $2.49. I couldn't believe it! I bought all of them (they had 10 left).
Greetings from Orlando,
Michaela

Shannon said...

I just love posts like this! :) You found some great deals! Can't wait to see what you do with the chalkboard. Never heard of that store so I am definately going to check out that site! Thanks!

Christy said...

What great finds! I never find bargains like that. The chalkboard with the artichoke on it is so much fun!

We do have a TJMAXX here in our town and I can find pretty decent bargains there. My best find was a lamp that had been $50. I kept waiting for to go on clearance, which it finally did and I got it for $15. Not bad:) I found a lamp just like it in a Ballard catalog and it was selling for $80.

Christy said...

Carrie~
I have the squash tassel hanging from a lamp and then the bird tassel is hanging from a wrought iron shelf in one of our bathrooms. You can really just about hang them anywhere... knobs, hooks, doorknobs. They are so much fun!!!

I have bananas that I am waiting to get a little more ripe to make your bread:)

My home...My life... said...

Love the stool and the clock! Isn't finding a deal the best feeling in the world?!?!?!

Melissa said...

Love the star. It's beautiful.

Great finds.

Melissa

Elise said...

I love your finds!! I have seen you on some of the blogs I frequent and had to come meet you. We have a Real Deals also, as Christi pointed out. Now, I am going to introduce myself to her!!
Elise

Faith said...

Carrie, thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging comment. It does help to know that others have "been there" and that God has worked miraculously in their lives. I am ready and waiting for my own miracle and I have faith that He will work just as He has for others. I truly appreciate your prayers!!

I love your blog and the awesome deals you found!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Hi, I saw your blog from Faith's! I love the deals you found, I am such a deal shopper, I drive myself crazy! Love the blog!! Did I read in one of your comments that you have had a miscarriage or were waiting on God for a baby? I would love to hear your story. God bless!

Screaming Meme said...

I love five dollar finds! I can't wait to see the bed...:)

Kristy said...

Great finds !! I love the clock. Im with you on the "nothing a little black paint cant fix!" Have a great day.

Michelle said...

Finding bargins just makes my day, you bought some beautiful things.

Take Care
Michelle

Jboo said...

Wow -- those are some great finds! I have a similar clock and think it just needs a little black paint - love yours! You are so talented!

Janet

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! Great finds! I love T.J. Maxx too!

Bella's momma said...

Great finds and all for really good prices. Way to go girl!!!

Carolina Mama said...

Oh you did great! And the star for 10 is more than half price here. :)

My Mountain Man is from Boulder. :) So I thought I would say Hi. Are you a Denver native?

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Great find!!!

M ^..^

Christy said...

Carrie~

I added an update with pictures about where I am hanging my tassels:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a steal!!! You got some great stuff!

I always loves a good bargain....and TJ's and Marshall's are also two of my favorite places to shop for home decor....do you have Steinmart? We just got one a couple of years ago and they have some great stuff too!!

Always love visiting you...can't wait to see what you have for us next!

Happy Shopping:)

Lisa

mamajil said...

What awesome finds!!!
Love the clock and the star!

Wendy said...

I'm jealous! Good job finding such great deals!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Wow love your finds at great prices too!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Look how fun you are! :) Love the blog.

Marie said...

Great finds! I love your blog... I think I'm adding you to my reader! ;o)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Great finds! I'm itching to go thrifting now!

Anonymous said...

My grandbaby was 2 on August 12. She lives in Utah.
Nice item you found!

Pamela NE Ohio

Madison Envy said...

Wow what great finds! I love Real Deals, I actually just stoped there on my way home from work today. Where is this thrift store in Denver? My husband is from the Denver area so we are out there a couple times a year, I might have to stop in and check out what they have.

Kristy said...

Thanks !! I was super excited about it and right when I was done the same selling thought went through my head. Maybe one day was the next thought. haha

Lacy said...

Love your $5 bargins!!!!!! I love your stairway also. Your blog is great fun!

Chris said...

Oh man! I haven't been able to shop all week, and it's driving me nuts see your bargains! What great finds! I'll just have to live vicariously through you for now!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

hello, I just found you, great blog, I love to see what treasures other people have found and how they made them over, it's my little hobby too!

Susie Harris said...

That sure is some awesome stuff for 5 dollars each. I bet you did the happy dance all the way home. I love that clock too!

Our Complete Family said...

Fun, fun, fun finds! I need some of your good luck in finding deals when Miss Priss and I hit the town to shop some next week. Wish us girls luck!!! Happy almost the weekend to you! Les

Carol VR said...

I love the little stool. Can I borrow it if I need a little lift?!?.

Just kidding.

Darlene said...

What fabulous items....you did great!! I am always looking for great finds like that.

I am no help with the bed but can't wait to see what you end up doing with it.

Aubrey said...

I love stopping by and seeing all your great finds and ideas! You have to tell me which thrift store you frequent! I wonder if it's the same one I go to. I found some great stuff today. I'd love for you to shoot me an email or leave the info on my blog! LOL

3 Peanuts said...

GREAT finds!